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What’s On

See below for our current and forthcoming events and exhibitions…

Painting For Fun

6th January 2015, 10:00 AM to 15th December 2015, 16:00 PM

Every Tuesday 10.00-12.00 & 14.00-16.00 from 6th January 2015

Free oil painting sessions, open to all but aimed at those out of work or struggling with stress. All materials provided and all welcome! Please email Kim Todd, kimp.todd@gmail.com for more information.


40 Days in the Dark

12th March 2015, 18:00 PM to 11th April 2015, 16:00 PM

EXHIBITION: 13 March – 2 April

PREVIEW: Thursday 12 March, 6pm – 8pm

As part of our programme to mark 2015 as the UN International Year of Light, our spring exhibition is inspired by a short film ‘Return of the Sun’. This documentary by Glen Milner looks at an Inuit community in Northern Greenland, who spend 40 days of their winter in complete darkness. To tie this in with the season of lent this group show sees artists responding to the theme by exploring personal experiences of how creativity is a form of expression and hope, which can help us journey through dark places and into light. Partnering with Newcastle and Gateshead Art Studio (NAGAS), the exhibition features work by some of its members as well as powerful interpretations by artists including Kay Steven, Lorraine Udell, Fetlework Tesfaye and many more. For more details, visit our blog.

Eliot Smith Company Spring Tour

28th March 2015, 19:30 PM to 28th March 2015, 20:30 PM

ESC’s 2015 Spring Tour will feature three works: – of GODS and MEN (premiered 2012), INNER RETRIEVAL (premiered 2014) and an Improvised Dance.

Adult £7, Concessions £5, Group £10 (Max 3 people)
To purchase tickets go to: http://www.eliotsmithcompany.com/or contact info@eliotsmithcompany.com

Doors open 30minutes before the performance.
The performance will last 50min approx.

Cookie Jar Designer Market

11th April 2015, 11:00 AM to 11th April 2015, 16:00 PM

The 2015 launch of The Cookie Jar Designer Market at the Holy Biscuit Art Gallery will be on Saturday, 11 April.

Come along to our Spring Market for arts and crafts and unique gifts. We will have several stalls of quality handmade goods, including jewellery, arts, crafts, knitwear and much, much more! It’s also worth coming along for our usual homemade cakes and cookies, as well as other refreshments available all day.

Free entry, free parking and live music. There’s really no excuse to miss it!


8 Minutes 20 Seconds

15th May 2015, 19:00 PM to 4th June 2015, 16:00 PM

EXHIBITION: 15 May – 4 June, LATE SHOWS: 15 / 16 May

The Holy Biscuit gallery is partnering with Northumbria University’s Think Physics project and artists, for an exhibition and events to coincide with the Late Shows. This show will be an artistic interpretation of the science behind the sun, marking 2015 as the UN International Year of Light.

It takes 8 minutes 20 seconds for Light from the sun to reach the earth. Forming the basis for life on our planet, this enormous effect has been recognized since prehistoric times. Through artistic interpretation and scientific exploration, the show will look at how the sun creates light and how we interact with it. We have a call open for proposals from artists exploring this theme, for more information on applying, see here.



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